Prices for the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Start at $85,900

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The ultimate Grand Cherokee can do more than just go fast. It can outrun exotic SUVs costing nearly two to three times as much.

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk answers the question, What would happen if Jeep put the supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 into a Grand Cherokee? Now we have the answer to the question, How much will Jeep charge for the Trackhawk?: $85,900.*

That buys you 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque routed through a beefed-up TorqueFlite 8-speed auto and driveline components enhanced to handle all of that grunt. The Jeep Quadra-Trac on-demand four-wheel-drive system with a limited-slip rear differential transmit it to a set of 20-inch Titanium-finish wheels wrapped in either Pirelli 295/45ZR20 Scorpion Verde all-season or optional Pirelli P Zero three-season tires with a higher
speed rating.

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A five-mode (Auto, Sport, Track, Snow, and Tow) Selec-Track system allows you to choose how smoothly or savagely the Trackhawk flies down the road. An adaptive Bilstein damping setup processes inputs from the pavement. When the road runs out, the Trackhawk’s high-performance Brembo brakes – including the largest standard front brakes on a Jeep ever – help it stop from 60 mph in 114 feet.

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Flat out, the Trackhawk can get from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, hit the quarter-mile mark in 11.6 seconds, and top out at 180 mph. Those aren’t just great numbers for a Jeep. They’re figures certain luxury import SUVs (albeit less powerful ones) would envy. The $102,550 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63’s 550 horsepower officially enable it to get to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. The $161,600 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S has 570 horsepower and accelerates to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. The $220,000+, 600-horsepower Bentley Bentayga needs four seconds to get to that speed, although it has a higher top speed of 187 mph.

Jeep dealers will start accepting orders for what Jeep calls the “most powerful” and “quickest SUV ever” on August 10. Look for the 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk on showroom floors in the fourth quarter of this year.

*MSRP excludes $1,095 destination fee.

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Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum, Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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